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Purdue Extension Martin County Blast April 17, 2023


Who:  All 4-H Ages & parents, leaders, and mentors

Date: WHEN: Monday, May 8th

Time:  6 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Community Learning Center, Martin County 4-H Fairgrounds & Event Center

Cost:  No Charge


Come to your Martin County 4-H Fairgrounds & Event Center to this NO CHARGE workshop to learn the basics of 4-H exhibit poster making! 


RSVP requested at 812-295-2412 but NOT REQUIRED. 


Concepts will be taught and then practiced during the workshop.  If you are running late, please still join in or stop in to purchase poster board, poster board sleeves & salon sleeves for your exhibits!  


If you haven’t yet enrolled in 4-H, it isn’t too late!  An enrollment station will be available during this workshop. 


fun outing with the EVANSVILLE otters BASEBALL TEAM for mddle school 4-h members: no cost for middle school 4-h members

When:  May 20, 2023

Time:  4:00 PM CST/5:00 PM EST

Where: 23 Don Mattingly Way, Evansville

Registration: On 4honline April 10th to May 16th

For:  Grades 6th to 8th graders  Area 3 4-H members

Area 3 Counties:  Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Martin, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh & Warrick


Youth will go on a tour of the facility and watch a baseball game. Members only need to bring money for their own food and souvenirs.




Who:  Youth in grades 3-8

Date: June 2-4

Location: Country Lake Retreat Center, Clark County Indiana

Cost: $50 deposit from family will be returned after attending!  All costs paid for by Martin County 4-H and supporters!

Register: at

More details:



You may request a copy of the 4-H Handbook from your club leader, Extension Office, search Purdue Extension Martin County 4-H Handbook 2023 on the internet or use the provided link to access on the website.



Are you new to 4-H or seasoned to 4-H? Either way, reviewing the score cards for projects can help youth decide on how to best set up project exhibits and understand how judging is completed.  PROJECT SCORECARDS can be located at:  It is a great way to work to prepare your exhibit!



Who:  Youth in grades 9-12

Date:  June 7-9

Location: Purdue University, West Lafayette



Who:  Youth in grades 9-12

Date:  June  24-26

Location: Purdue University, West Lafayette


Band: Youth will improve their instrumental skills as they prepare for a concert band performance Monday evening during 4-H Round-Up

Chorus: Youth will improve their vocal and choreography skills as they prepare for a show choir performance Tuesday evening during 4-H Round-Up. 



Who: Youth in grades 9-12

Date: June 13-16

Location: DePauw University

The Conference is planned by a 14-member Jr. Leader Council


SJLC is for:

  • Those who want to learn new leadership skills for themselves and others.
  • Those willing to share the knowledge they gain with those at home.
  • Those who want to meet new friends from around Indiana.
  • Those who want to have fun!

While at Jr. Leader Conference, youth participate in:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Skill Sessions
  • State Park Group meetings
  • General Sessions
  • Skits/Talent Show
  • Recreation
  • Banquet and Dance
  • Installation Ceremony for Jr. Leader Council




Location: Loogootee City Park with rain location at St. Martin, Whitfield

Dates & Times:

Sunday, April 30th         6:30 pm 

Saturday, May 13th        10 am

Tuesday, May 23rd          7 pm

Sunday, June 11th            6:30 pm

Tuesday, June 27th          5:30 pm             Prior to fair set up to sign record sheets @

The Martin County 4-H Fairgrounds & Event Center


Horse & Pony 4-H Club Meetings

Location: Community Learning Center or Horse & Pony Barn based on weather, Martin County 4-H Fairgrounds & Event Center

Time: 3:00 PM  

Date: Sunday, April 30th


Jolly Jug Rox 4-H Meetings

Location: Shoals Christian Church in the CRC Building

Time: All meetings are from 6 to 7 pm


Tuesday, April 25th     Performing Arts performance at the Martin County 4-H Fairgrounds & Event Center

Tuesday, May 2nd

Monday, May 15th

Monday, June 5th

Tuesday, June 20th



Location: Truelove Church

Time: All meetings at 6pm


Tuesday, May 9

Tuesday, June 6

Tuesday, June 27 to sign record sheets at fair set up


Jr. Leaders 4-H Club Activities

Jr. Leaders is for 4-H Members in 7-12 grades.  All are invited to join in for the fun, leadership building, community minded club. Member may join in at any time!

Sunday, May 7, 7 pm: Monthly meeting, Martin County 4-H Fairgrounds & Event Center

June 13-17: State Jr Leader Conference (free for many members to attend, sign up now!)

June 20-21: Day Camp for younger youth. Jr Leader members are day camp counselors and camp leaders.



WHEN:  May 20, 2023

WHERE:  Clark County 4-H Fairgrounds, 9698 IN-62, Charlestown,  IN  47111

REGISTRATION: 7:30 am to 8:30 am    Show starts at 9:00

COST:  $10.00 per class or $30.00 to compete in all classes

Register for Obstacle, Costume, Showmanship, and public relation classes at a junior, intermediate or senior levels.

You may register on 4-H online and will receive an e-mail with confirmation and more info.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:  Sessions will include basic vet care, pasture management and fiber processing.  Everyone is welcome to attend at no extra cost.

QUESTIONS:  Call 812-948-5470



WHEN:  June 10 and 11, 2023

TIME:  10:00 AM CST each day

WHERE:  1101 E CR Road 800 N, Chrisney,  IN  47611


Pre-Registration Deadline:  May 12, 2023

Cost will be $5.00 per Class, $25.00 Stall Fee, Parking Fee $5.00

4-H Rules Guide the Show

Any Questions:  Contact: Lane Chapman at 812-686-5345 or Christine Broster at 812-217-0028

Weather Questionable?  Call before You Haul.



2023 Indiana Holstein Association Multi-Breed Sale Saturday, April 29th

Location: Whitley County Fairgrounds in Columbia City, Indiana

Starting time:  11 am


This sale will be an excellent opportunity for 4-H Dairy Club members to purchase very competitive show animals at an affordable price. We are excited to offer animals from 6 of the 7 dairy breeds within our sale this year, each with deep respected pedigrees.


If you or someone you know that is a 4-H Dairy club member looking for a show animal for their dairy project, please share this information with them.  The sale is just in time for the May 15th deadline for transferring an animal into a 4-H’ers name.


If you are unable to attend the sale on April 29th in person, the sale will be live on to watch and bid on the animals of your choice.


We invite you to ‘like’ and follow the sale’s Facebook page for pictures and videos of the animals in the sale, as well as keeping up with sale updates.  The name of the Facebook page is ‘Indiana Holstein Association Multi-Breed Sale.’


Any questions regarding the sale itself or animals in the sale can be directed to any of the sale personnel. Below is the contact information of each sale committee member for your convenience:


Rich Nisen – Leesburg, IN                                       Gene Settles - Clayton, IN

574-536-1353 (Sale Chairman)                                 765-301-0699


Doug Wicker – Rushville, IN                                   Greg Peters – Brownstown, IN

765-561-4186                                                              812-528-3221



Brian Engleking – Greenfield, IN                            Sheldon Thomas – Goshen, IN

260-438-9509                                                               574-202-5194


Micah Matlock – Milford, IN






Don’t miss out on this opportunity to investigate what it is like being a veterinarian!


Junior Vet Camp is an experience for students in 6th through 8th grades who aspire to be a veterinarian one day. The campers will have the opportunity to be a doctor for the day by practicing many hands-on veterinary skills. They will be able to practice bandaging on canine models. Each individual camper will have the chance to place an intravenous (IV) catheter in an animal model. They will also explore the field of radiography (x-rays) to learn what is inside of our patients. Current veterinary medical students from the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine will lead the campers through the two-hour session. Along with hands-on skills, campers will learn about the educational pathway to veterinary medical school and how they can prepare for what awaits them as a veterinarian.


Junior Vet Camp dates and times:

Saturday, July 29          10 AM – 12 PM

Sunday, July 30            10 AM – 12 PM

Wednesday, August 2   5 PM – 7 PM

Saturday, August 5       10 AM – 12 PM

Sunday, August 6         10 AM – 12 PM

Thursday, August 10     5 PM – 7 PM

Saturday, August 12     10 AM – 12 PM

Sunday, August 13       10 AM – 12 PM

Saturday, August 19     10 AM – 12 PM


Pre-registration is required, the cost is $40, and participants will receive a t-shirt. 


Senior Vet Camp

Senior Vet Camp is an experience that will challenge future veterinarians in 9th through 12th grades to learn and develop their hands-on veterinary skills. Campers will explore the movement of blood through the body and how the heart is crucial to that process. They will practice their suturing skills by practicing multiple suture patterns on animal models. The campers will have the opportunity to learn about how radiographs (x-rays) are made and how they can assist in diagnosing our patients. Current veterinary medical students from the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine will lead the campers through the two-hour session. Along with hands-on skills, campers will learn about the educational pathway to veterinary medical school and what careers options await them as a veterinarian. Don’t miss out on this great camp!


Senior Vet Camp dates and times:

Saturday, July 29          1 PM – 3 PM

Sunday, July 30            1 PM – 3 PM

Friday, August 4           5 PM – 7 PM

Saturday, August 5       1 PM – 3 PM

Sunday, August 6         1 PM – 3 PM

Friday, August 11         5 PM – 7 PM

Saturday, August 12     1 PM – 3 PM

Sunday, August 13       1 PM – 3 PM

Friday, August 18         5 PM – 7 PM

Saturday, August 19     1 PM – 3 PM


Pre-registration is required, the cost is $40, and participants will receive a t-shirt. 


Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care Program information

The Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care Program training replaces the YQCA program. Youth in grades 3-12 showing Beef, Dairy, Poultry, Sheep, Goats, Swine, or Rabbits at the Martin County 4-H Fair and/or the Indiana State Fair are required to complete this training by July 1st to be able to exhibit.  


Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care Training core components, program goals and expectations emphasize the importance of care, safety, and youth as industry ambassadors. The goal of the Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care Training program is to help youth understand their responsibility in increasing consumer confidence, animal stewardship, and overall gaining and applying pertinent information and credibility, relating to food systems. The curriculum is relevant and timely with an emphasis on assisting youth in making their best livestock practices even better.


Cornerstone beliefs of the training include:

  1. Animals from youth livestock programs are treated with the utmost care.
  2. Youth livestock exhibitors are contributing to a safe, wholesome food supply.
  3. Youth livestock exhibitors are prepared to be ambassadors for animal agriculture.


Martin County training dates are: 


Monday, May 1, 2023               4 PM

Thursday, June 15, 2023           2 PM

Thursday, June 15, 2023           4 PM


Registration is due two days prior to class by calling 812-295-2412. The training cost is $3 and payment by cash or check will be accepted at the door.


Indiana 4-H will accept online YQCA certifications for 2023. If you choose to complete the YQCA option (still required for most national shows, especially swine), you will register for the online course at The cost of the online YQCA course is $12. After completing the course, you must email your certificate to the Dena at or bring a copy to the Extension Office. 


VOLUNTEER opportunities

Have you ever thought about a talent you have or a talent you want to develop alongside youth in the 4-H Program? 


Purdue Extension & Martin County 4-H is seeking adults to work to MAKE THE BEST BETTER through 4-H programs. Contact Dena to explore how to work together in this way.  No matter how much time you have, volunteering with 4-H makes a difference by helping youth explore and discover the skills they need to lead for a lifetime. There are lots of ways to get involved! Currently, 4-H Club Leaders are needed for All Terrain Vehicle Program, Shooting Sports and STEM/Robotics. Various content specialist and general volunteers are also needed. Looking to help with the 4-H Fair and have some ideas?  Join one of the committees. Wonder how we can continue to bring fun and learning to youth through 4-H all year long? Do you have ideas?  NOW IS THE BEST TIME TO GET INVOLVED!


Parents, family and adult friends of 4-H members are often a natural fit to help with programming and is one way to spending quality time with the youth in your lives!



 The Indiana University School of Public Health operates the Southern Indiana Heart Healthy Hoosiers Program to promote heart health.  This program provides:

  • Free preventative cardiovascular health screenings
  • Rapid glucose test with resource referral coaching and mentoring
  • Rapid lipid panel testing with resource referral, coaching and education
  • Healthy lifestyle coaching
  • Tobacco cessation resources
  • Carbon Dioxide level test and nicotine test


Thursday, May 4, 2023

TIME:  10:00 am to 3:00 pm

PLACE:  Martin County 4-H Fairgrounds & Event Center, Community Learning Center, 2666 US Hwy 50, Loogootee, Indiana

Contact: Gina Townsend, Faith Community Nurse Coordinator by e-mail

Complete the initial survey at:  




Date: June 13, 2023

Registration deadline: June 1, 2023

Time: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm EST

Location: Knox County Fairgrounds in the Farm Bureau Building

Participant Ages: Youth ages 12 and up

Class size limit:12 participants  

Cost: $25 

Learn more:


Class includes:  

Safely caring for children
Infant care and child development
Providing guidance and discipline
Handling illness and accidents
First Aid and CPR demonstration  

Lunch and snacks will be provided. 



One way to earn admission into Purdue University is through Fast Start. Indiana Students can take the Modern States online courses for free.  Those who pass a minimum of five corresponding College Board CLEP exams and meet Purdue’s standard admission requirements are assured admission to Purdue and designated Klinsky Scholars. CLEP testing centers are now open along with online options. The Purdue Extension Martin County Office staff are available to help local students access this opportunity! 




2023 INDIANA STATE FAIR – JULY 28 – AUGUST 20, 2023 Closed Monday & Tuesdays


MARTIN COUNTY 4-H FAIR 2023 4-H Related Schedule of Activities

*More activities to be added/subject to change*


Wednesday- Friday, April 26-April 28

8:00 am – 4:00 pm                    4-H Swine tags to be picked up 


Friday, April 28

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm                    Martin County 4-H Animal tagging day for cattle, sheep & goats

(No new livestock tags will be distributed after April 28)


Thursday, May 11

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm                    4-H Poultry Bleed & 4-H Rabbit Tattooing


Monday, May 15

All 4-H project drop/add on

All 4-H animals must be identified on

Equine Health forms & applicable leases are due


June 1-June 20

All 4-H exhibits for the fair must be entered on


Saturday, June 10

9:00 am                                    4-H Tractor Contest – All Disciplines


Tuesday, June 27

6:00 pm                                    Set up at 4-H Fairgrounds for all 4-Hers, Leaders & Volunteers – check in & out at the tree


Thursday, June 29

3:30 pm                                    4-H Fashion Revue Judging, at the Community Learning Center

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm                    Static Project Exhibit Check-In Judging at the Community Building

                                                 Includes Mini 4-H exhibits (excludes 4-H foods, 4-H garden and 4-H floriculture)


Saturday, July 1

                                                All livestock purebred animal registration papers due

Quality Assurance training certificates for cattle, swine, sheep, goat, rabbit & poultry exhibitors are due

Health forms for felines & poultry are due


Wednesday, July 5

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm                    4-H floriculture, 4-H foods & 4-H garden projects exhibit check in 

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm                    All Open Class Exhibits Check-In


Thursday, July 6

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm                    4-H Livestock Check-In


Friday, July 7

3:00 pm                                    4-H Cat Show in The Emergency Management Building

5:00 pm                                    Community Building and vendors Opens

6:30 pm                                    Queen Contest, 4-H Fashion Revue & Mini Sewing Modeling


Saturday, July 8

9:00 am                                    Community Building Opens

9:00 am                                    4-H Beef & Dairy Show

1:00 pm                                    4-H Rabbit Show

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm                   4-H Horse & Pony Check-In Option 1

5:30 pm                                    4-H Poultry Show


Sunday, July 9

10:00 am – 11:00 am                4-H Horse & Pony Check-In Option 2

1:00 pm                                  4-H Horse & Pony Show  

1:00 pm                                    Community Building Opens

6:00 pm                                    4-H Goat & Sheep Show


Monday, July 10

5:00pm                                    Community Building Opens

5:00 pm                                    Oreo stacking and watermelon seed contest by Martin County 4-H Jr. Leaders

6:00pm                                    4-H Swine Show


Tuesday, July 11

5:00 pm                                    Community Building Opens 

5:15 pm - 6:00 pm                    4-H Projects released & 4-H gratitude station Opens

5:30 pm                                    4-H Supreme Showmanship

7:00 pm                                    4-H Ten year and Last Year Member Recognition

7:00 pm – 745 pm                     4-H Projects released & 4-H gratitude station Opens

7:15 pm                                    4-H Livestock Auction


Wednesday, July 12

6:30 pm                                    Clean up *All 4-H members & 4-H volunteers/leaders*


Monday, July 17 to Friday, July 21

8:00 am – 3:00 pm                    Static projects (except foods) for the Indiana State Fair are to be provided to the Extension Office or as individually scheduled by calling 812-295-2412. 

Tuesday, August 1

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm                   Foods projects for the Indiana State Fair are to be provided to the Extension Office or as individually scheduled by calling 812-295-2412.






Books are now live at the following address:


WHEN:  June 9-10, 2023

WHERE: Southern Indiana Purdue Ag Center- SIPAC

11371 East Purdue Farm Rd. Dubois, IN  47527


WHEN: June 16-17, 2023

WHERE: Randolph County Extension Office

1885 S. US Hwy 27, Winchester,  IN  47394


Fridays: 1:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Saturdays:  8:00 AM- 5:00 PM


Main Content:  Soil Fertility, Water, Fencing, Grazing Systems, Animal Health, and Plant ID


Questions: Contact Jason Tower, or 812-678-4427


The fee for the first individual from a farming operation is $75. Cost for others after a farm owner/tenant has been registered is $50. Registrants after the first one do not receive reference materials. The fee for all others is $75. Snacks and lunch are part of the fee. Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require auxiliary aids and services due to a disability, please contact us prior to the event at 812-678-4427


Registration:  Please register for either location by June 2, 2023



adapted from:


Rick E. Foster and John Obermeyer, Extension Entomologists

Insects feeding on home-grown vegetables are a fact of life for most gardeners. Gardeners’ two choices are to tolerate the damage or attempt to prevent it. Frequently, tolerating the damage is a reasonable approach. For example, when tomatoes begin to ripen, most gardeners have more tomatoes than they can possibly use. So, caterpillars chewing on a few fruits are no real concern. Corn earworms usually confine their damage to the tips of sweet corn ears. A viable strategy is to cut off the damaged tips before cooking the corn.

Frequency of Insect Damage to various vegetables grown in the home garden:


Never or Rarely                         Usually or Always                                           

  • Beets Broccoli                                  
  • Carrot Cabbage
  • Green Onion Cantaloupe      
  • Lettuce Cauliflower     
  • Okra Cucumber
  • Peas Egg Plant
  • Radish Potato

Sometimes                               Squash/Pumpkin

  • Asparagus Sweet Corn     
  • Beans
  • Peppers
  • Spinach
  • Tomato
  • Watermelon


Another approach is to plant crops less susceptible to injury from insect feeding. Table 1 categorizes vegetable crops as never or rarely, sometimes, and usually or always damaged by insects. There are a number of practices that the home gardener can employ to reduce insect problems.

  • Properly dispose of plant residues from the previous year’s garden.
  • Plant varieties that are recommended for use in your area, and plant them at the proper time for best growth. Planting too early when the soil is cool may make the plants more susceptible to some soil insects.
  • Inspect transplants before purchase to make sure they are healthy and not infested with insects.
  • Use proper plant spacings, fertilizers, water, and cultural practices to insure vigorous plant growth. Plants that are growing vigorously often can tolerate more insect damage than poorly growing plants.
  • Keep the garden as weed-free as possible. This will help the plants to continue to grow vigorously, and weeds may harbor insects that also will attack the vegetables. However, the presence of weeds or companion plants may increase the natural enemy population.
  • Inspect plants regularly for insects or insect damage. Early detection means more effective control and can reduce the amount of damage suffered. Particularly in small gardens, early-detected caterpillars, loopers, hornworms, and large beetles can often be handpicked from plants and destroyed before they cause problems.
  • Treat most vegetables with insecticides only when pest insects are observed; however, treat certain vegetables, such as cantaloupes, cucumbers, and squash, on a preventive basis to avoid serious damage.
  • Consider the use of row covers to physically protect plants from insects, used early in the season, row covers can also provide some protection from frost. For vegetables that require pollinators, row covers need to be removed when flowers are present.


Several types of insecticides are available for home gardeners. Table 2 lists the insects most commonly found on vegetables and the insecticides recommended to control them. The following sections describe the various types of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         available insecticides.

Botanical Insecticides (extracted from plants)

Neem: The active ingredient in Neem, azadirachtin, is derived from leaves or seeds of neem trees. It has activity against a variety of insect pests. For many pests, neem acts as a repellent, rather than a toxicant. Therefore, it is important to apply neem before a serious infestation is present.

Pyrethrum is derived from the flowers of certain chrysanthemums. It causes rapid paralysis and apparent death, but insects may subsequently recover. Pyrethrum provides control for up to 1 day and is most effective against soft-bodied insects such as scales and aphids.

Microbial Insecticides:

Microbial insecticides available to the home gardener contain spores of the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), which paralyzes the insect’s gut after being eaten. A Bt strain effective against many caterpillars is sold as Dipel, Javelin, MVP, etc. Strains sold as M-Trak or Novodor are effective against the Colorado potato beetle. Microbial insecticides are not toxic to beneficial insects, humans, or other vertebrates. Spinosad is a relatively new fermentation product that has good activity against most caterpillars, Colorado potato beetles, and thrips.

Manufactured Insecticides

Carbaryl (Sevin) is a widely used insecticide with several trade names. It is effective on beetles and some caterpillars but does not kill aphids. Carbaryl is persistent on plants for 3-4 days, but may cause outbreaks of aphids and spider mites by killing natural enemies.

Malathion is moderately effective on a wide range of insects, especially sucking insects. It is persistent on plants for 2-3 days.

Several pyrethroid insecticides (bifenthrin, cyfluthrin, and permethrin) are available for homeowners to use on vegetables. These products are sold under a variety of trade names, so be sure to check the active ingredient on the label. The crops included on the label vary, so be sure that the crop you are treating is listed before you spray. All of the pyrethroids are extremely effective insecticides that will provide up to 7-10 days of control of a wide variety of pests. They will effectively control Colorado potato beetles that are resistant to insecticides such as Sevin. Pyrethroids are extremely toxic to fish, so caution should be used around bodies of water. Pyrethroids are also toxic to honey bees.

Neonicotinoids are a relatively new class of insecticides that control a wide variety of pests. Two neonicotinoids, acetamiprid, and imidacloprid are available for home gardeners. These products are systemic, which means the insecticide moves into and moves throughout the plant. These products can kill bees that feed on pollen of treated plants.

Spinosad is produced by fermenting a naturally occurring microorganism. It is available in organically approved formulations. This is a very safe product that controls a number of pests, including caterpillars and thrips.

Inorganic Insecticides (oils and soaps)

Horticultural oils work only on contact and have no residual activity. Commercially available insecticidal soaps, which are made from naturally occurring fatty acids, help control aphids, leafhoppers, mites, scales, and whiteflies. Like oils, soaps only control those organisms on which the spray lands.

Some notes about Insecticides

  • Although most insecticides available for use in the home garden are relatively safe to use, they are all POISONS and should be used with the utmost care. Carefully read and follow all precautions on the insecticide label. Table 3 lists the number of days you must wait after treatment before harvesting the vegetables. Vegetables should be thoroughly washed before they are eaten or cooked.
  • Sometimes using an insecticide will increase insect problems. For example, overuse of carbaryl on some crops can increase problems with aphids, mites, and whiteflies because it kills the natural enemies that eat those pests, but does not kill the pests themselves.
  • When spraying, both upper and lower leaf surfaces must be treated. Sprayer pressure must be sufficient to roll leaves over. Aerosol cans of insecticide are not recommended except to treat individual plants or very small gardens. Unless otherwise noted on the material label, a gallon of spray will cover approximately 500 square feet or 200 feet of row.
  • When used properly, the insecticides available for use by home gardeners will not leave sufficient residues on the produce to cause any adverse health effects. As an added precaution, gardeners should rinse any produce with clean water before consuming it. This will also help wash away dirt and other debris. DO NOT wash vegetables in soapy water. Soap can be difficult to remove and has not been tested for safety when consumed.


Thank you to Shoals School Corporation and students for the Community Service giving on Friday, April 14th.  Students from the school were across the community generously helping and making a difference! It was a great group of students assisting with many tasks at the Martin County 4-H Fairgrounds & Event Center. 


The students exhibited life skills of responsibility, respect, seeing tasks to completion and good communication, just to name a few. Each of the students who participated are appreciated as well as the leadership who make this event a possibility!

Pictured left to right:  Lucas Howell, Joe Smithson, Isiah Wininger, Gavin Sherrill, Payton Sutton, Olivia Wright, Alyssa Taylor, Alysse Wadsworth, Cody Parke, Hunter Foll, Shelby Fields, and Megan Hawkins Teacher, Shoals High School.






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